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Forum topic by MNgary posted 02-22-2019 06:42 AM 199 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MNgary

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02-22-2019 06:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: raised panel shaper cutters

Making raised panels to be used for front and sides of a toybox. In looking at shaper cutters for raised panels, I do not see a dimension for length of the tongue (my word, don’t know the technical) that portrudes into the rails and stiles. For the size of my largest panels I need to allow for 3/8 inch movement (between summer and winter humidity levels) within the stiles (3/16 each of two stiles) plus allow for sufficient depth so the panel doesn’t fall out during winter months.

Phew, all that to say I need to have 1/2 inch “tongue” but am unable to find that dimension on sites for shaper cutters. What am I missing? How do I assure the cutter will provide this before ordering?

Thank you, I do appreciated your advice and knowledge.

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TungOil

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#1 posted 02-23-2019 12:28 AM

That dimension will be set by where you set the fence relative to the spindle. But I agree, it would seem like that should be published, even as a ‘max’ dimension. I have no trouble getting 1/2” out of all my panel raising shaper cutters. I’m using the smaller 3/4” bore cutters.

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#2 posted 02-27-2019 07:18 PM

I am am going to phone the manufacturers and ask forthe info.

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